Op never really said his budget. What do you expect to pay for a 2 bdr a month in Manhattan? I suggest looking for a rent stabilized apt which means it will be in old *** building
Where are you moving from?
Will you be living alone?
-Cheapest gym membership is PUSH Fitness. Might be able to get it for $10 a month.
-If you got the money, join Equinox or Lifetime Fitness. The best yambs in NY will be found here, good hoopers, and everyone making 100k plus (influencers, doctors, real estate, etc) so it’s a good networking time too during a work out. I had a year membership and the amount of people I added to my circle is insane. Just good connects all around. Eventually moved to a building that had a gym so didn’t need to fork over the $300/m
-Basketball leagues not necessary in the summer. Eventually you’ll network and find some indoor leagues or open gyms during fall and winter. Most parks are packed, if you want good competition go to the Brooklyn Bridge park by the water.
-Rent in Astoria (15 min train ride to Midtown)
-Astoria also has w.e bars, hookah lounges, etc you’re looking for within walking distance.
I’ve been here for 25+ years now and still haven’t seen everything. There’s too much to see. I can recommend you 100 bars/lounges/restaurants etc and you’ll still only rotate the same 5-10 spots.
I was expecting $5 to $7k for a decent 2 bedroom.
Budget out the gate will be ~$3 to $4k. After feeling the city out for a year or two, I want to choose a place to really sit down in, regardless of the price.
I've been looking at Downtown Brooklyn, LES, and UES
Yeah, dolo and the South.
I plan on hosting folks from back home who in NYC for vacation, so want to be in the mix.
If you can swing 5-7k a month you good. That’s why I didn’t even answer op he can basically live in any neighborhood with that budget. With that bread get a brownstone in Harlem b around hamilton place. Just be warned one block up or down and it’s hood again lol plus Dave East has a dispensary/bodega a block away on 145th that closes 12-1 am some nightsDifferent worlds in NYC though, is it really bad for someone who can potentially do 7k a month rent?